Most of the older homes in the beach communities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, as well as the Palos Verdes Peninsula do not have air conditioning, as the average high temperature rarely exceeds the mid '70's due to the prevailing sea breezes. I have lived in Palos Verdes for over 25 yers, and in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach before that, and there are no more than 10 days a year where I wish we had air conditioning. All you really need is to open a window. Ceiling fans do help on the hottest days. Some of the newer homes have had air conditioning installed as part of the original construction. It is normally just too expensive to retrofit a home for air conditioning considering the limited use it would get.
Living in Thousand Oaks, you have many days of temperatures near 100 degrees, but living at the beach is a whole different environment. Our high temperatures usually vary no more than 10 degrees due to the moderating influence of the ocean.
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